Antonyms for cease fire

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The newspapers tell us that to-day the signal to “cease fire” will be given.

Then at 8.25 the 'Cease fire' sounded, and the battle of the Atbara ended.

A bugle sounded "cease fire," (p. 25) and all was still again.

Suddenly there was loud shouting, and the British "Cease fire" sounded.

The guns had presently to cease fire to enable the Gurkhas to get nearer.

After about twenty minutes the bugle sounded “Cease fire,” and as the smoke cleared away, the enemy were seen streaming away.

The musketry of his own men had covered the attack, but now at a sign from him a trumpet sounded the 'Cease fire.'

Truly it would seem that he might have advised Mr. Wells to wait for the "Cease fire!"

At the same time a bugle, whether British or Boer will never be known, sounded the "cease fire" somewhere on the British left.

A white flag was shown from the centre of the camp, and Colonel Hamilton ordered the 'cease fire' to be sounded.

WORD ORIGIN

also ceasefire, "a cessation of shooting," 1916, from verbal phrase cease fire, 1847 as a military command (formerly also signaled by bugles), from cease (v.) + fire (n.) in the gunnery sense. Generally two words until after mid-20c.

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